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83-Year-Old Man Arrested In Miami Road Rage Shooting

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

An 83-year-old man was charged with attempted murder after a Miami road rage shooting on Friday.

Mario Perez-Tano allegedly shot at a man who pulled into traffic from a gas station.

Witnesses told police they saw a bus let Miguel Garcia, who was driving a white sedan, into traffic, but that a man driving a red Volkswagen tried to cut him off.

Police identified that driver as Perez-Tano. The two men allegedly had a verbal altercation and then Perez-Tano fired two shots at Garcia.

Both cars sped away, but they couldn’t get very far because the Miami River bridge was up.

“What’s going through my mind is that I’m about to witness a murder,” witness Henry Laurido told CBS Miami. “I have kids. I told them to duck because you never know.”

Laurido dialed 911.

Garcia’s car was hit several times. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

“First I thought it was fireworks, but I looked up and saw a guy pointing a gun,” said Garcia’s daughter, 13-year-old Ashlyn. “My dad told me and my sister to get down and we both dropped to the floor. It was super scary.”

Sources: CBS Miami, WPLG-TV

Image screenshot: CBS Miami